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Department of Labor Starts PERM Modernization Project (Wahoo!!!)

The Department of Labor (DOL) has taken a first step in the PERM Modernization Project, mandated by the President’s Executive Action on Immigration announced on November 20, 2015. On January 22, 2015, the DOL will hold a “Public Listening Session” … Continue reading

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Unofficial Predictions from the Visa Office

This information is courtesy of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. (AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12012349 (posted Nov. 27, 2013) During a recent conversation with Roberta Freedman, AILA Students & Scholars Committee member, Charlie Oppenheim of the Department of State’s Visa … Continue reading

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December Visa Bulletin Update, EB-2 for India Retrogresses

The employment-based second preference category is current for all countries of chargeability, except India and China. December will have a retrogression of India EB-2 applicants to a cutoff date of November 15, 2004, in large part due to the rapid … Continue reading

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May Visa Bulletin: Strong EB-3 Advancement for All Areas except India

The May Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State and things are looking up for those in the EB-3 category with large advancements for Chinese, Mexican, and all other chargeability area nationals. With regard to the EB-2 … Continue reading

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H-1B Cap Update: High Likelihood of Lottery on April 5

Update: As the first day of the FY2014 H-1B cap approaches, more information about the number of H-1B cap filings expected¬† at USCIS on April 1 is becoming available. Although there is no hard and fast reporting mechanisim, it is … Continue reading

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March Visa Bulletin shows Modest Movement in EB-3

The March Visa Bulletin has been released by the Department of State. Chinese nationals in the EB-2 category will experience a one month advancement from January 15, 2008 to February 15, 2008; while Indian nationals remain at September 1, 2004, … Continue reading

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President Obama Lays Out White House Vision for Immigration Reform

The White House’s FACT SHEET  lays out a very similar plan to the one proposed yesterday by the bipartisan Gang of 8 in the Senate. (See the Immigrationist’s Post on the Senate Proposal).  The President’s plan includes the following themes: Strengthening Border … Continue reading

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